Steve Cheyney

University Pastor


Steve leads Niner United in its mission and oversees the spiritual life of the university. In addition, he is also on the Honors College Faculty at UNC Charlotte. Steve holds a B.S. from Western Carolina, a master’s degree from Duke, and a doctorate from Emory University. 

Cailee Franklin

Associate Campus Minister


Cailee gives direction to most ministries at Niner United, but one of her favorite responsibilities is coordinating our mission trips, pilgrimages, and retreats. She is a UNC Charlotte graduate and the co-author of Loving God, Living Called: A Devotional on the Gospel of Luke.

Student Leaders

Ben Rogers

Duke Intern

Jordyn Gerringer

Ministry Coordinator

Grace Parker

Asst. Ministry Coordinator

Hunter Brame

Hospitality Coordinator

Kathryn Goretzka

Engagement Coordinator

Joseph Ahrendsen

Leadership Team

Da'Sean Brown

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Caleb Cheyney

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Austin Clavijo

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Kevin Donohue

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Gabe Hay

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Brady Heavner

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Michio Oliver

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Ashlyn Riley

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Connor Rudel

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Riley Shaner

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Nicole Williams

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Melissa Zeleznik

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